Dave & Kay Tommerup - Rose VealThe Tommerup family farm has been in operation since 1874, when Dave Tommerup's great-great grandfather, Mathew Horan, brought his young family to the Kerry Valley. Dave, his wife Kay, and children Harry and Georgia have taken the farm from a micro dairy (almost certain to be swallowed by the effects of dairy deregulation and $1 per litre milk), to a sustainable agri-tourism enterprise encompassing the history of 5 generations of dairy farming. Despite its small size, the dairy has remained an integral part of the farming operation and now extends into the commercial meat sector by the way of Rose dairy Veal.
After calving, young vealers stay on their mother’s milk for the first 2-4 weeks, developing natural antibodies and immunities, and beginning to lay down natural fat stores. As mothers return to the dairy milking system, young calves maintain their natural mothers milk and bottle feeds, administered by hand from the Tommerup family. For the duration of their lives, vealers have unlimited access to milk as well as native and improved paddocks where they frolic and graze on green Kerry pastures.
Tommerup Rose Veal is are bred, grown and processed for our Brisbane market, and are exclusively available through our food service division.